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Volvo Cars Reviews

Updated 10 Jul 2019

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Found 96 reviews

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Volvo Cars CEO Håkan Samuelsson
Håkan Samuelsson
48 Ratings
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  • "Swedish attitude rether slower response than some german competitors(in 5 reviews)

  • "The salaries are also very low compared to similar positions in automotive companies located outside of Sweden(in 3 reviews)

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  1. Helpful (3)

    "Manager"

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    Former Employee - NSW Manager in Sydney
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Volvo Cars full-time

    Pros

    Fantastic Product, ambitious plans, some good colleagues (outside the clique). Roomy offices, good furniture. Company car policy very reasonable. Gender equal pay structures

    Cons

    Totally toxic culture in Australia NSC. HQ actively promotes a whisteblower program, which enables disgruntled employees & dealers to tell outrageous lies about good employees. Targeted employees axed on basis of biased police style investigations, and without opportunity to answer accusations. Structure of bonus program actively favors head office senior management and discriminates against local team.

    Advice to Management

    Get real about ethics and culture. Build a realistic culture based on people. Time serving seat warmers have too much say. Targets are realistic, but budgets & resources aren't consistent. Allow a more stable plan to achieve growth targets

    Volvo Cars2018-06-09
  2. "purchasing specialist"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Volvo Cars full-time

    Pros

    friendly and work life balance; promotion opportunities

    Cons

    management change, organisation change, loss of passion

    Volvo Cars2019-07-10
  3. "KPIs, budget pnl and all tools of financial controller"

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    Current Employee - Financial Controller in Porto, Oporto
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Volvo Cars full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    work with goals based in people, environment and costumer satisfaction

    Cons

    Dont have quality time with family, friends, bad salary

    Volvo Cars2019-06-28
  4. "Okish"

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    Current Employee - Technical Consultant in Gothenburg
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Volvo Cars full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Stability, growth potential, good car lease package

    Cons

    They don't care much about employees. You earn based on how many years you work, not on your performance.

    Volvo Cars2019-07-08
  5. "Great people and an enjoyable place to work, but not overly driven"

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    Current Employee - Safety Analysis Engineer, First in Gothenburg
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Volvo Cars full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    The work environment is relaxed and positive, and one of their greatest strengths is their employee retention. With so many people that have been working together for so long, the company works well together in many ways. The company has many ways in which it is employee centric and offers a lot of possibility to move around within the organization. Current changes in corporate structure may improve cross-functional...

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    Cons

    The company is very conservative, which slows its innovation and market share growth. Because employee retention is so high, there is limited opportunity to grow into new positions, and they are the slowest I've ever experienced with regard to static promotions (eg moving someone from an engineer to senior engineer, which doesn't require a vacated position). The salaries are also very low compared to similar positions...

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    Volvo Cars2019-06-27
  6. "Good work environment with flexible work hours"

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    Current Employee - Analysis Engineer in Gothenburg
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Volvo Cars full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Good work environment, Flexible work hours Carrier growth and learning Stability

    Cons

    Oraganizational transformations Team activities support is limited

    Volvo Cars2019-06-25
  7. "Great Family owned business with Upper Management concerns."

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    Current Employee - Customer Service Representative 
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Volvo Cars full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Great people to work with, benefits (health insurance, vacation, sick time, 401K),

    Cons

    No work performance reviews.

    Volvo Cars2019-06-17
  8. "..."

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    Current Employee - Lot Attendant in Toronto, ON
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I have been working at Volvo Cars full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    Very good place to work

    Cons

    Nothing to say ...... .. ....

    Volvo Cars2019-05-22
  9. "Good workplace for a family father"

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    Current Employee - Electronics Technician in Gothenburg
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Volvo Cars full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    - It is a very good balance between family and working life. - Good development opportunities

    Cons

    - In my current position I feel underpaid for the work I do. - Sometimes you don't have to work overtime when a project requires it

    Volvo Cars2019-05-28
  10. "Good experience overall"

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      Current Employee - Master Thesis Student in Torslanda
      Negative Outlook

      I have been working at Volvo Cars full-time for less than a year

      Pros

      Access to facilities, Good Environment, Freedom

      Cons

      Lack of clear communication, very compartmnetalized

      Volvo Cars2019-05-20
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